It’s that time of year again when some people will be looking for somewhere to dispose of your garden green waste. Unfortunately, disposing of garden waste along the roadside near a natural area is one of the main ways that invasive plants are dispersed and spread. Invasive plants create a heap of problems when then […]
Amendments have been made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to enhance and modernize Ontario’s wild turkey hunting program. Click here to see the updates. The spring season: April 25 to May 31. The fall season: Firearms October 9 to October 21. Bow only October 1 to October 31. If you are planning a […]
The Norfolk Woodlot Owners Association AGM was well attended. Guest speakers Audrey Heagy and Adam Biddle did a fantastic job informing members on the history of The CR and Invasive Species of concern. #InvSpwk Click below to share this article.
March 4th Pathways for People hike at the St Williams Conservation Reserve was a big hit with about 55 people participating. Weather was perfect for a winter walk. Good exposure for SWCRCC and also the Canada’s 1st Forestry Station Interpretive Centre. Many thanks to Michele Crowley of the Health Unit for organizing and promoting the […]
Saturday’s Work Bee on February 24th was a success! We had a large group of volunteers that joined us from the Norfolk ATV Club. Thank you to all of the people who came out to lend a hand. Fututre Work Bee Date: 4th Saturday of each month, mark your calendars. Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm […]
All logging operation signs are down and work is complete. Trails and access points are open again. The St Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council thank you for your patience. Click below to share this article.
Why Was The CR Established? Ontario established the St Williams Conservation Reserve so that: ‘…these tracts will be a flourishing example of extraordinary biological diversity representing their pre-European settlement natural legacy of ecological communities while protecting their unique cultural heritage and providing opportunities for compatible public land uses.’ — SWCR Management Plan 2007 – 2057 […]
The vision for the Reserve is to restore the native ecosystems that existed here more than 200 years ago. We actively manage the ecological communities on the reserve to achieve this goal. All of our practices are based on sound research, expert consultation, and the best management practices available. Click on the management activities below […]
Part of the St Williams Conservation Reserve will be closed for vegetation management work starting November 1st 2017. The area affected by this temporary closure is in the eastern section of the Nursery Tract, on both sides of the 6th Concession Road (see map). For safety reasons, this work area will be closed to all […]
Hunting is permitted in most parts of the SWCR, according to provincial and federal policy and legislation. All visitors are required to obey posted signs. Always be aware that many other people are using the SWCR. Please review and follow the ‘Code of Conduct for SWCR Users’. Be seen, be safe: wearing hunter orange increases […]